29 October 2010

The Road

I once mentioned that A23 (Ella-Wellawaya) is one of the most scenic roads in Sri Lanka. Then my friend Sbarrkum mentioned that he likes Beragala – Wellawaya stretch even more. I also had to agree with him.

I took the above picture on the same road closer to Beragala.

I hope it will give a glimpse of this very scenic road to all of you.


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Even though I was gone for a week, I've missed you... Have you been out-of-town also?

Beautiful picture... That tree is almost in the road, isn't it????

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Betsy,
There are many trees on this road like that..almost on the road.
Yep lot of things happened during this month and I could not post the way I used to do. I was out of the country for sometime and then my sister's wedding was held last week. So it was busy month :)
I will check out your blog soon. I missed it too :)

Frieda said...

The picture gives a great impression of this scenic road. It seems to be beautiful!

Amila Salgado said...

Yeah, I like both those roads; there're a lot of cool wayside attractions in them that interest me.

Tammie Lee said...

There is something wonderful about narrow roads surrounded by nature. An that tree is fantastic! I find it hard to take photos of trees with out wires, houses or cars in the way. There is a road here, but it is so earthy that I like the photo, very much.

George said...

This is indeed a beautiful stretch of road. I really like the mountains in the background.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

What a beautiful gateway to the enchanting vista on the other side! Were there showers beyond the curve in the road?

Great capture!!

Anjana Gunawardena said...

That’s one beautiful road ahead. nice capture and thanks for the details bro.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful view of the narrow road through the greens.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Glad you like it!

Yes, both have plenty of wayside attractions.

Yes, narrow roads are my favorites too. And this one is one of the best!

Those are the same mountains I mentioned here.

Not immediately after the curve but it was raining towards the bluish mountain region.

You are most welcome! :)

Glad you like it.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!!

Himal Kotelawala said...

Cool pic. :)

cat said...

I would love to travel on that beautiful road.

Janith said...

Beautiful picture. The general area surrounding Haputhale might be the most beautiful in Sri Lanka. :D

rainfield61 said...

A surprise always waits for us at the end of the road.

Magerata said...

Good to read you again! and what a photo. I love the tree :)
I am planing my trip in Dec (My heart is already fluttering) and I will be spending most of the time up in them hills. I can't wait to see some of the way points you have shown us.
I will be learning a lot about tea but from what I hear, it will mostly be ground work, like the path of the tea leaves :)
I will also have an interview with the University near Kandy (Peradeniya) so I can get a feel of what they are looking for.

betchai said...

it is indeed very beautiful and peaceful.

clo said...

Hello K..
I wish all is good for you and your family..:o)
thanks for these beautiful landscape photos...The tea field is fantastic..
a breathtaking..:o)
take care of you..:o)

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

On seeing this wonderful photograph, I think I will give up on landscape photography.

So perfect, so inviting.

Wikeds said...

Its really amazing how you see the roads in strange angles :) Wonderful shot again.

Linnea said...

Very scenic, I'd have to agree. Nice shot. I like how the road draws you to that big beautiful tree...great shot! Enjoy the week.

sbarrkum said...

Thanks for the little plug.

Any photos of Diyaluma and the plains. Awaiting them.


Sankara Subramanian C said...

Nice view! I am always fond of the road and hence love this shot :-)

Kirigalpoththa said...


You will surely like it.

Yep, the sceneries coupled with the cool and less humid climate makes it a great place.

Yep, hikers like us know that. Won't you? :)

Glad to hear you are coming this way. Let me know if you want more info on any place in Sri Lanka. Especially hill country and beaches.

I'm glad you like it.

Thanks for your comments and wishes! Pls reciprocate the same to your family too :)

Thanks for dropping by and for your comments! Hey, your landscape photographs are fascinating.

Thanks for your comments as always!

Yes, there are many large trees similar to that all along this road.

You are welcome. Yep, I will post them soon!

Yep, I like taking pictures of roads like this one.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

Me-shak said...

I love it K. the green looks super awesome! And I agree about the scenic roads. They are gorgeous!

Also, sorry for not commenting on any of the posts, was crazy busy with exams and all.


Anonymous said...

k, i love roads like this. beautiful once again.

Loshini said...

it almost looks as if the road ends at the tree? the tree is gorgeous by the way.. :)

Harshi said...

Indeed.. a truly captivating scenery with nicely balanced colors spanning from greens to grays.

Kirigalpoththa said...

No problem. I too couldn't blog nor visit other blogs much during last month.

Thanks very much.

Yes, these are quite a few similar bends on that road.

Thanks and glad you like this image.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!!

Carol said...

Truly peaceful and beautifully rustic. The tree beckons us forward and beyond the view looks stunning. Wonderful photo!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much for your wonderful comments! :)

jo said...

Had to come back to take another look at this beauty.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Jo,
Thanks for dropping by and making comments! :)